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Pro-gun NRA to hold convention in US state where school shooting killed 21
Former US president Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that he will attend the NRA meeting.
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Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally
In his speech, Trump told the NRA he is withdrawing the US from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
Florida brings in new law to restrict gun access, NRA immediately launches legal bid to block it
The NRA said the measure “punishes law-abiding gun owners for the criminal acts of a deranged individual”.
Companies distance themselves from the NRA after latest school shooting
The moves came as petitions circulated online targeting companies offering discounts to NRA members.
NRA chief criticises 'politicisation' of Florida school shooting
He also doubled down on the NRA’s longstanding position that armed Americans were the first line of defence in confronting deadly attacks.
Amy Poehler told the NRA to 'f*ck off' after they used her face in a tweet
She wasn’t having it.
Here is what Trump's notes for meeting with shooting survivors said
Students have called on the US President to tighten gun controls.
White House: Donald Trump supports move to strengthen gun background checks
Trump has come under intensifying pressure to act after 17 people were killed last week.
WATCH: Survivor 'calls BS' on Trump's response to mass shooting at Florida school
The US President has criticised the FBI for failing to heed signs which could have prevented the shooting.
In the wake of Vegas the NRA is backing a call for a curb on assault weapons
The powerful gun lobby organisation has made what is, for it, something of a seismic step-down.
Trump wants to talk about banning gun sales to people on the 'no fly list'
His announcement appears to place him in opposition to members of his own party.
Eagles of Death Metal singer says "everybody" has to have guns
Jesse Hughes was speaking ahead of the band’s concert in Paris’s Olympia Theatre tonight.
This newspaper's front page about gun control is amazing
The New York Daily News has the NRA in its sights.
US politician posts Christmas portrait showing family posing with guns
Michele Fiore has previously courted controversy for her support of gun rights.
What's the Fianna Fáil alternative to Irish Water and water charges?
We asked the party’s environment spokesperson Barry Cowen to outline his policy this week.
A digger driver has stumbled across a thousand-year-old tunnel in Kerry
It’s happened to us all…
Irish Rail and the NRA dropped by for our live Q&A
…And 101 other things. Barry Kenny of Irish Rail and the NRA’s Sean O’Neill dropped by the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.
The Hotseat: Got any questions about trains or motorways? ... Send them our way
We’ll have Irish Rail and the National Roads Authority (or, at least, their spokespeople) live in the newsroom today.
'Insanity': That's what Michael Healy-Rae thinks of our approach to motorways
The independent TD regularly drives from Kerry to Dublin.
€60m is going to be spent improving local roads, did yours make the cut?
Eight counties have been lucky.
One Irish county has way more roads than all the others. Guess which one?
Perhaps predictably, it’s Ireland’s biggest county.
Drive through Newlands Cross? We've some good news for you
The NRA says the new flyover should be open to traffic by Thursday.
'No tolls': Jack Lynch Tunnel to be outsourced, but it WILL remain free to use
The National Roads Authority is to outsource its running to the same company that operates the tolled Port Tunnel in Dublin.
Galway-Dublin cycle route takes shape as preferred final stretch revealed
The transport minister has said it is hoped the final section will run through Shannonbridge, Loughrea, Craughwell, Clarinbridge and Oranmore to the Galway coast.
'Shocking' racist messages to be removed immediately from N7
The symbol used in the graffiti is the same as one seen painted with similar messages in Dublin city earlier this year.
The Government's provided us with this handy list of things to worry about
Better safe than sorry…
Oireachtas Agenda: The state of the roads and young offenders
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
Varadkar: 'I've no plans to introduce new tolls while I'm Transport Minister'
Leo Varadkar was responding to reports of possible new toll points on the M50 motorway in Dublin.
€282m road deal to create 1,000 jobs and a Newlands Cross flyover
Works are expected to start in May.
US Senate says 'No' to expanded gun checks
The vote is a major blow to the Obama administration.
Column: Despite the Newtown massacre, America’s sickening gun culture lives on
After Newtown, Larry Donnelly was optimistic that the US might work towards stricter gun laws – but news that a ban on assault weapons has been removed from the legislation currently being considered has caused him to lose hope.
NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work
The NRA’s executive vice presidents said planned legislation to outlaw military-style assault weapons wouldn’t work.
NRA: 'The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun'
The US’ powerful gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association, has called for armed police or guards to be deployed in every school in the country.
Pic: Protester disrupts National Rifle Association press conference
The NRA is giving its first press conference since the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut a week ago where 20 children and six adults died.
Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault
Geologists say an existing Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault – indicating that it will probably have to be scrapped.
Toll charges set to increase by 10c
Drivers will be hit with a 10c toll hike from January 2013.
Speed limits across the country set to be reviewed
Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has announced a major nationwide review to ensure that all speed restrictions are “both safe and sensible”.
Varadkar says no new tolls on Irish roads
The Transport Minister has said that proposals to impose new tolls on roads in Ireland have been scrapped.
Toll company on M3 motorway made €19 million profit
Eurolink Motorway Operation made €19,420,000 over just seven months after the M3 opened last year.